One giant leap for mankind’s best friend…
“The greatest traveler of my species” is blazing a new trail in space. Seaman Jr., a plush toy, standing in for the original SEAMAN, the Newfoundland dog of Captain Meriwether Lewis, is headed to the International Space Station! In honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Trails Act and NASA’s 60th anniversary, Seaman Jr. will interact with astronauts and encourage others to learn more about their National Trails System.
You can follow along! Updates will be posted on the Newfie News blog: http://go.nps.gov/NewfieNewsBlog
Read the Seaman Jr. Frequently Asked Questions: https://www.nps.gov/lecl/getinvolved/seaman-jr-space-pup.htm